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. the vatican is in total damage role. two papers claim pope benedict's health is not the reason he's stepping down. they say a top secret reports that he's stepping down because some priests are being blackmailed by male prostitutes. the povatican denies it. out front, barbie from rome, and raymond arroyo. really appreciate both of your taking the time. barbie, let me start with you. you're in rome tonight. i'm assuming the leaks are coming from inside the vatican, but why? what are they hoping to get from this? >> you know, this really is about the next conclave. and all this bad news that comes out, it works very much against the insiders who are in charge of the vatican right now. the hierarchy of the vatican is run by the italians and europeans. they were very much in place under pope benedict xvi when he was cardinal joseph ratzinger. maybe it's time for someone outside of rome, who is not engrained in this culture, mabe it's time from someone from a developing nation, someone else to clean house. >> raymond, a former catholic friar in england spoke to christia christiane amanpour, and w
traditional white roe robes, and while he'll consider residing at the vatican, they said he'll most likely never be seen again. the red shoes gone and the office and his personal seal will be destroyed. many questions have been made about what changes will be coming to the church. for today, the focus was on this servant of god who, in his final words said, quote, the pope is never alone, and now i experience it in a way that so touches the heart. >> i spoke earlier with chr christiane amanpour. he seemed to be making reference to the corruption that plagued and continued to plague the church. >> and the pope spoke about so many of the challenges that continue to face the church. but yes, these scandals that have rocked the church and the vatican and almost every diocese in the united states, i might add, as well as in europe over the last 12 to 14 years. he was saying that this has been shocking and stormy waters, that the church has sometimes seemed to be flying against the wind. but he then went on to say that he knew god wouldn't allow the church to sink. so yes, i think clearly making
plans to pick a new pope could be speeding up. pope benedict, considering changing the vatican constitution to allow a vote for his successor before march 15th. that's when the conclave had been set to begin. ben wedeman is in rome and i asked him what else he knows. >> reporter: erin, officials in the vatican are sending out messages that they would like to hold the conclave earlier than originally projected, just a few days ago, they were talking about the 15th of march. what they would like to do is hold it a bit earlier, bringing those 117 cardinals to rome to vote for the next pope, as quickly as possible. they definitely want to avoid what happened with pope gregory x in the 13th century when the conclave went on for three years. the last time there was a con cl claif, it went on for two days and that would be i deal for the vatican. they would like to have the whole process of electing the next pope and putting that pope into power over and done with by the 24th of march, by psalm sunday. erin? >>> still to come, we talk to a photographer who spent time with both oscar p
" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, shocking announcement out of the vatican today. >>> plus a power struggle in the republican party. in the end, who will be the voice of the gop? somebody might die in this fight. will rubio win or somebody like rand? >> and ted nugent has been invited to attend tomorrow's state of the union address. we have a preview of what he might say in a special report. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. everyone. i'm erin burnett. toght, the fourth most powerful man in the world resigns. pope benedict xvi surprised many of his 1.2 billion fall ors worldwide when he said he was going to step down at the end of the month, and the reason, his age. nearly one in four americans identifies as catholic. according to the church, the catholic population worldwide has about 15 million members in 2010. the latest year for which there was data. about 17% of the planet is catholic. now, a church is believed to be the third largest landowner in the world, so it's hard to estimate what the church owns and what it's worth. economists estimate annual spending just by the
of the vatican as the guardian of the american church. meanwhile, the archdiocese is spending millions in legal fees, to protect its money and reputation, which father connell believes needs to stop. >> it's the love of money. maybe that translated into greed, that is the root of all evils. and that seems to be what i see playing out in that situation. what's under the lid. what is being hidden? how embarrassing can it be? >> reporter: ted rowlands, cnn, milwaukee. >>> so last month, lance armstrong, as we all know, admitted to oprah winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs to win his seven tour de france titles. since then, everybody has been trying to figure out just how much money it made lance through endorsements. now we may have an answer. bloomberg news says they have gotten a number, that armstrong made more than $218 million. that is more money than anybody thought. but you know what, lance isn't the only one who benefited from his cheating, and that brings me to tonight's number, $1 billion. that's the estimated value of the tour de france. the tour is the world's biggest annu
a new title and a new look. the vatican announced that pope benedict xvi will keep his name but will be called pope emeritus or the roman pontiff emeritus after he steps down as leader of the roman catholic church on thursday. benedict is also going to change his wardrobe slightly. so much of this is about pomp and circumstance. that's what makes a lot of organized religion and he is no longer going to be wearing the traditional red shoes, opting instead for brown, and he will be dressing in a simple white cassock. what do the changes mean? raymond is "outfront" tonight. it's the pomp and circumstance that can be so fascinating. i notice some people may say these changes are insignificant, color of the shoes, whatever, guys, but that's really significant, right? the red shoes? >> absolutely. look, everything in the catholic church particularly the things we are going to see together over the next couple of weeks, they all mean something and they're all tied to history. those red shoes go back hundreds of years. what they symbolize is the willingness to bleed, to suffer marty
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